Vicki Jordan of Nashville knows the risks our health professionals face on the front lines and is speaking up: Tennessee is the Volunteer State. Never has this label been more appropriate than it is today. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the country and Tennessee over the last several months, our doctors, nurses, health…

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Medical Professional Laura Wilhoite of Franklin, TN writes: I am a physical therapist and I am also certified in wound therapy and lymphedema therapy. For almost 30 years, I have practiced my profession, most of that time in Tennessee where I have lived most of my life, and where I have raised my family. The…

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Tennessee doctors say the state is lagging behind on three factors needed for a safe reopening of the economy.   Today, three Middle Tennessee physicians delivered a message of their own to Governor Lee in response to the recent increase in positive cases and hospitalizations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Thomas Phelps…

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Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmnonogist currently treating Covid-19 patients issues this statement: “Before rolling back health protections like the stay at home order Governor Lee should use the power of the state government to scale our ability to quickly identify new cases, break chains of transmission, and protect first responders and health care workers from…

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Petition by 2,000 doctors generated 31,000 signatures calling for the life-saving measure. Doctors say more work to do. NASHVILLE — Doctors and nurses who called for a life-saving, statewide stay-at-home order from Gov. Bill Lee are celebrating today. Nearly two weeks after 2,000 doctors sent a letter to Governor Lee and launched a petition calling for the life-saving…

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Doctors: Stay-at-Home Order Main Tool Left Remaining To Make the Difference Between 4,000 or 40,000 Tennessean deaths. Dr. Aaron Milstone, a Franklin, Tenn.-based pulmonologist who along with 2,000 doctors and nurses is calling on Gov. Bill Lee to issue a two-week, statewide stay-at-home order to curb the spread of coronavirus,  appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s Live…

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Block Grants Would Cut, Not Increase Medicaid Funding Sandra Rice, a retired nurse practitioner and volunteer in a rural free clinic, released the following statement in response to the State Senate passing Medicaid Block Grant Legislation (House Bill 1280 / Senate Bill 1428): “The Tennessee State Legislature still refuses to expand Medicaid, resulting in the…

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NEW STUDY: Health Security of Millions Would Be In Jeopardy if the ACA is Repealed, Gutting Pre-Existing Condition Protections 102 Million Americans Could Face Higher Costs A new study from Avalere Health warns that the 102 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who are not enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare would be put at serious risk…

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ADMITTED AGAIN: McConnell Blows Cover on GOP Plan to Repeal Pre-existing Conditions Protections After Midterms “All the crocodile tears from Republicans on the campaign trail about helping people with pre-existing conditions are indeed a ‘crock’ — their leader just said so,” said Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care.   Nashville, TN – Senate…

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Of Course Trump’s First Veto Threat Would Gut Pre-existing Conditions Protections–He’s Been Attacking Health Care Since Day One   Nashville, Tenn. – Upon President Trump’s first-ever veto threat of Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)’s resolution to block insurers from selling short-term, junk insurance plans, Leslie Dach, chair of Protect Our Care, issued the following statement: “Trump’s…

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